What is insulin resistance?
People with Type 2 diabetes are usually insulin resistant. This means that their pancreas is making insulin but the insulin is not working as well as it should. The pancreas responds by working harder to make more insulin. Eventually it can’t make enough to keep the glucose balance right and blood glucose levels rise.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle may delay the need for tablets and/ or insulin. However it is important to know that if you do need tablets and/ or insulin, this is just a natural progression of the disease. By taking tablets and/ or insulin as soon as they are needed, complications caused by diabetes can be reduced.
Can type 2 diabetes be prevented?
People at risk of type 2 diabetes can delay and even prevent developing it by following a healthy lifestyle. This includes regular physical activity, making healthy food choices and achieving a healthier body weight, especially if they have been told that they have risk factors for diabetes.
HOW CAN INGRID HELP YOU?
Ingrid will help you understand and provide you with comprehensive information handouts on:
- Carbohydrate – Carbohydrate foods and affect on blood glucose levels, types of carbohydrate foods (Glycemic Index) and how much to eat.
- Fats – Different types of fats, which type of fats to eat, food sources, how much to eat.
- Artificial sweeteners
- Tips for recipe modification to prepare a healthy meal
- Healthy snack ideas
- Dining out
Ingrid will develop a personalised meal plan suited to your food preferences and lifestyle.
To make an appointment or for further information please call Ingrid on (02) 9908 5104/ 0403 573081 or complete the Contact Form on this page.